New to the Profession of Family Child Care?

The Department of Human Services has delegated licensing of family child care to counties. For licensing information, contact your county social services department or human services department. A listing of county social services departments or human services departments is available by on the Minnesota Department of Human Services Web site.  Click on this link to find a contact number in your county. 

                        Click on the link "How to start my own family child care home" to view a DHS brochure.

New Applicant Pre-Service Training Requirements
                      Must be taken prior to licensure.
  • Developmentally Appropriate Behavior Guidance (4 hours) *

  • Supervising for Safety (6 hours)*

  • Pediatric CPR

  • First Aid

  • SUID – Sudden Unexpected Infant Death*

  • AHT – Abusive Head Trauma*

  • Child Passenger Restraint (if going to transport children)

Additional Resources for Initial Licensing
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Minnesota Child Care Provider Information Network

MCCPIN

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